fluorescent HYALITE OPAL - Spruce Pine, North Carolina, USA

Green SW and LW fluorescing Opal-AN  "Hyalite" with small red Almandine garnet crystals, light Smoky Quartz and Muscovite mica in white Albite matrix (fluorescent dark red SW)

included uranyl salts make this specimen Geiger sensitive

ex William Babcock #1026

from Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA

Measures approximately 4 x 2 x 0.75 inch, 5.29 oz / 102 x 51 x 19 mm, 150g

this specimen is featured on mindat, minID: RT8-XEF


Item # A0071114 

SOLD

To show the fluorescent response the specimen was illuminated using 6 watt 254nm (Short Wave) / 366nm (Long Wave) UVGL-58 lamp (you need a proper UV light source to observe the fluorescence, more powerful lamp = brighter response).

fluorescing Opal-AN Hyalite, Almandine garnet, Smoky Quartz, Muscovite mica, Albite, Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA
fluorescing Opal-AN Hyalite, Almandine garnet, Smoky Quartz, Muscovite mica, Albite, Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA
fluorescing Opal-AN Hyalite, Almandine garnet, Smoky Quartz, Muscovite mica, Albite, Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA
fluorescing Opal-AN Hyalite, Almandine garnet, Smoky Quartz, Muscovite mica, Albite, Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA
fluorescing Opal-AN Hyalite, Almandine garnet, Smoky Quartz, Muscovite mica, Albite, Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA
fluorescing Opal-AN Hyalite, Almandine garnet, Smoky Quartz, Muscovite mica, Albite, Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA

Crystal Prospect

fluorescing Opal-AN Hyalite, Almandine garnet, Smoky Quartz, Muscovite mica, Albite, Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA